Accelerating mine development could be a pressing issue for the country’s left-leaning Liberal Party government as it looks to support the energy transition, said Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.
Canadian governments have been on a spending spree to build a new industry around electric-vehicle batteries from the ground up. LG and Stellantis are together committing $5 billion to a battery plant in Windsor, Ont., while Bécancour, Que., is becoming an automotive hub in its own right, attracting a joint General Motors-POSCO venture and other multinationals as well as […]
In 2014, the Stephen Harper Conservative government rejected the New Prosperity mine project, said to be one of Canada’s largest undeveloped copper deposits. Now, the Justin Trudeau government is so anxious to secure a domestic supply of critical minerals and metals, including copper, that it earmarked $3.8 billion in the recent federal budget to implement […]
In this video, Mining Magazine’s Americas Editor Jax Jacobsen, talks to Charles Dumaresq, Vice President, Science and Environmental Management from The Mining Association of Canada & Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of The Mining Association of Canada, on how MAC’s TSM differs from the global tailings standard.
The Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC) Community of Interest Advisory Panel has selected the Gahcho Kué mine, owned as a joint venture between De Beers Group and Mountain Province Diamonds, and Copper Mountain Mining, to receive this year’s prestigious Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Excellence Awards in recognition of their innovative sustainability projects focused on community engagement and environmental stewardship. The companies were presented their […]
Industry stakeholders, experts applaud feds’ critical minerals spending, as geopolitics loom large in supply chains
The federal government’s recent $3.8-billion budget proposal to develop Canada’s increasingly important critical minerals sector has been met with support from industry experts. But David Billedeau, senior director of natural resources and environmental sustainability at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, says it’s still “the start of a very long journey—other countries are more advanced in […]
Canada’s battery metals sector is showing signs of life, but impediments remain to this country gaining meaningful global market share in an industry dominated by China.
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is welcoming the government’s “forward-looking vision” for the mining sector as proposed in Budget 2022.
Mining advocates say new investments in Canada’s critical minerals sector could benefit the North but more direct supports are needed to offset the high costs of exploration.
Financial Post Podcast – What challenges lie ahead in trying to build Canada’s new clean supply chain?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have described the energy transition as an opportunity — a chance to build a new clean supply chain that can power the economy for decades.